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Google Enters the Gaming Fray with Stadia

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2019

Rumors have circulated for years that Google was planning to join the competitive video game market and after much speculation, they have announced Stadia, coming late 2019. Stadia is not a piece of hardware, it is a streaming platform meant to connect their audience to games using any device that can...

NEIU Math Department Holds Pi Day Celebration

Victoria Hong, Writer

March 26, 2019

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is about 3.14159 regardless of the size of the circle. Dr. Nabil Kahouadji explained that not only is pi a constant for all circles, but it...

The Dragon Prince Season 2 Review

The Dragon Prince Season 2 Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2019

In season one and two of Netflix’s “The Dragon Prince”, we explore an engaging high fantasy world that subverts many of the common tropes of the genre. Normally, when dealing with high fantasy (ala Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones) there are a bunch of white characters with hard to pronoun...

Marvel Strikes Gold, Once Again

Alejandro Marroquin, Writer

March 26, 2019

At this point, Marvel can announce a movie based on rocks and they’ll automatically have my money. That’s how much I trust Kevin Feige, producer and creator of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Announced in 2014, Captain Marvel was set to become the very first female led superhero movie, under the ...

With a Family Like This Who Needs Super Villains?

Chuck Sipps

March 26, 2019

“On the 12th hour of the first day of October 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth. This was unusual only in the fact that none of these women had been pregnant when the day first began.” With those words, viewers are launched into the mysterious world of “The Umbrella Academy,” where each...

The Umbrella Academy Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 14, 2019

“On the 12th hour of the first day of October 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth. This was unusual only in the fact that none of these women had been pregnant when the day first began.” With those words, viewers are launched into the mysterious world of “The Umbrella Academy,” where ...

Leo Burnett to NEIU: Do What You Can’t

Leo Burnett to NEIU: Do What You Can’t

Frannie Mendoza, Marketing and Advertising Director

March 12, 2019

The CEO of Leo Burnett Group, Andrew Swinand, kicked off the 18th International Business Conference this year with a talk titled “Building Global Brands,” in which he used Samsung as a case study. He explained the conception of the #DoWhatYouCant campaign as the brand's philosophy, shared a bit about ...

Kingdom Hearts III: A Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

February 28, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts III” (KH3) is a game 14 years in the making. For 14 years, fans have waited with bated breath for the next entry in the franchise. Yes, there have been mobile games and spin-offs, but not a proper sequel. When KH3 was first announced in 2013 there were many skeptics. They said KH3...

Five Love Stories That Don’t Suck

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

February 14, 2019

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are five love stories with more substance than just being a fluffy romance or a hot and steamy story. In other words, these are my top five love stories that don’t suck. In no particular order Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. ...

‘How to Catch Creation’ at the Goodman Asks “What Will You Leave Behind?”

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

The Goodman Theatre has a long history of providing a platform for playwrights and other creatives of color to express themselves. Christina Anderson’s, “How to Catch Creation,” is the ultimate voyeuristic experience. A contemporary story set in San Francisco, California, Anderson’s tale...

Black Ensemble Theatre Produces Three Play Series

Lenore Petinger, Writer

February 12, 2019

On Jan. 17 - 19, Black Ensemble Theater (BET) of Chicago performed its first anti-racism play in partnership with Northeastern. “National Anthem” is the dilemma that a college senior faces on what his actions should be as he quarterbacks his team in the national championship game.  He knows the hist...

‘Roswell, New Mexico’ a Modern take on Immigration

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019

“Roswell, New Mexico” premiered on the CW on Jan 15 as a reboot of the original short-lived sci-fi television show “Roswell,” starring Katherine Heigl and Shiri Appleby. The reboot is the second adaptation of Melinda Metz’s young adult book series “Roswell High” based on the story of...

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